Last year, the Mid-Atlantic region was pelted with snow.
In fact nearly double the amount of snow fell compared to earlier years. An increase in snow means a decrease in temperature, which is awful for your home’s basement.
Hairline cracks inside and outside your home, aren’t very little at all. As snow falls, it finds a way to get into those ‘little’ cracks. When the temperature drops, water freezes, and it expands. Because of this, cracks are literally pushed open by the freezing water. The same happens with the dirt around your home. The expansion of the freezing ground causes an enormous amount of stress on the foundation of your home. The pressure is so great that walls can develop cracks large enough to stick a pencil through.
When the ice melts, the water will take the path of least resistance i.e. YOUR BASEMENT! No one likes to see two feet of water casually sitting in their basement or crawlspace. Now is the time to call a professional for your home’s yearly check-up. Taking the proper steps to protect your home from this debacle can save money and give you peace of mind. Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing has the knowledge to help you!
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This post was written by Jane Azzinaro
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